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If you liked Netflix’s Stranger Things, here are some podcasts you might enjoy:
  • Welcome to Night Vale (the community news of a small city in the American Southwest where all conspiracy theories are true and a part of every day life; BONUS - canon interracial gay couple as the main couple)
  • The Message (70-year-old message from outer space, cryptology, things are not as they seem)
  • Limetown (everyone in small town disappears and no one knows what happened to them; follow an intrepid journalist as she investigates)
  • The Black Tapes (sister show to TANIS; demons, investigation into the unexplainable, asshole Alpha Skeptic, and the journalist who tries to sort this all out)
  • TANIS (sister show to The Black Tapes; conspiracy, truth, and the investigation of what Tanis really is, plus an “information specialist” named Meerkatnip)
  • Archive 81 (found footage audio series where nothing is quite as it seems and there’s a building that isn’t exactly right)
  • Alice Isn’t Dead (from the people behind WtNV, a truck driver tries to find her missing wife and she runs into a lot of conspiracies along the way)
  • Within the Wires (again, from the people who brought you WtNV, instructional audio guides that slowly reveal a personal story and the revelation that the world the podcast is set in is that great)
  • The Bright Session (imagine what it would be like if the X-Men went to therapy)
  • The Behemoth (a girl and her monster walk across America)
  • Wolf 359 (the absurd misadventures of a small band of eccentric characters on board the Hephaestus Station in orbit around the dwarf star, Wolf 359, where it’s all fun and games until it’s not and the Blessed Eternal just wants a night light)

cryptologic-linguist  asked:

Sup home skillet!( new nickname if you're okay with it!) I noticed you had really epic notes and that you said you had a masterpost for them but I can't find it, could you shoot me the link to it? Thanks!

Hi! Thanks :) I actually…. haven’t made that masterpost yet (because I am an epic procrastinator; its been a year, I know orz) 

Usually my final exam notes would look like this: 

above: usually a booklet with a contents page, coloured tabs, each section w a different heading scheme colour. Handwritten comments added after practicing past exams  

As to how I took notes during uni, my method was very similar to that outlined by  @strive-for-da-best​ (see links below), cept I used microsoft word 

BUT I AIN’T GONNA LEAVE YOU HANGING, so here’s a bunch of other posts I’ve made which tangentially address my note taking method + some advice from other studyblrs: 

(spot the number of times I’ve said something to the effect of “i’ll write up a post re: my note taking method lol fml)

/quietly retreats/ 

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Rest in peace, Alan Turing.

Stamp details:
Stamp on top:
Issued on: July 15, 2005
From: Jamestown, Saint Helena
MC #933

Middle stamp:
Issued on: February 23, 2012
From: London, England
MC #3219

Stamp on bottom:
Issued on: March 13, 2000
From: Kingstown, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
SW #2541

anonymous asked:

*cracks knuckles and opens my YOI rec list* my time has come (sorry it's gonna be long. All AO3 links). /10249196 yuri is a ghost and victor and yuuri are his assigned grim reapers (9k); /9420221 yuuri's life in St Pets is spread between four languages (7k); /8884927 Kimi no Na wa AU aka body switch au (21k); /8979217 fanboy yurio. HILARIOUS (1k); /8976517 sick yuuri fic. victor and yurio to the rescue (20k); /8770105 victor loses his cool and yuuri helps him find it. phichit is LOVE (3k);(1)

/8905834 where victor is a regular at yuuri’s bookstore and always looks like a hobo. yuuri is unimpressed(6k); /8965381 hanahaki disease au. IT HAS A GOOD END AND I CRY IN JOY(20k); /9137038 space au. just, space au(21k); /9064348 sports au in space. amaze(22k); /8756341 yuuri and victor get married. multimedia fic(8k); /8873695 corporate roommates au. slow burn(8k); /8808556 Phichit and Chris’ Great Selfie War(1k); /9925166 gossip goes wild and apparently now yuuri hates victor???(11k); (2)

(3) /8695081 social media’s reactions through the show (aka yuuri’s fans are Good) (12k); /9257756 amnesia au with aCTUAL HEALTHY COMMUNICATION bless (4k); /9238709 Yakov coaches Yuuri while Victor is away. based on That One Comic. poor Yuuri lmao (1k); /9149977 where victor is half rusalka and yuuri lives in a horror movie (but doesn’t die, thank god) (17k); /9213884 where victor and yuuri talk through flower language (8k). and okay yeah i’m stopping now oops hahahhh HAPPY READING

Oh! My! GOD!!! You are a literal doll!! I love you so much anon!! Thank you for all the beautiful fic recs! I will worship you literally forever omg <3

It took a while, but I made a handy dandy list with links and everything for all my beautiful followers!! Lemme know if any of the links are broken or anything!

I tried my best to find all the tumblrs for all the authors as well, but I am still missing a few. So if you guys know any of the missing tumblrs, or if you notice I tagged the wrong tumblr in any of them, please don’t hesitate to let me know!

Make sure to give them all some love, and don’t forget to leave reviews for them if you can <3

  • 185/120 by RC_McLachlan (@rcmclachlan​) -  Yakov isn’t paid enough for this shit.
  • a great desire to love by lily_winterwood (@omgkatsudonplease) -  For some strange, inexplicable, fantastic reason, Yuuri Katsuki and Viktor Nikiforov are trading places. Kimi no Na wa AU.
  • Blue Petals, Silver Thorns by Grassepi (@grassepi) - When Yuuri Katsuki is eight years old, the worlds of dance and ice collide and call to him, ceaselessly echoing through his thoughts every second of the day. He can see the picture of his life so clearly in his mind- there’s the blue sky above, there’s black-winged gulls cawing in the mornings, there’s katsudon for dinner and there’s ice beneath his feet. All he can imagine in his future is a life of skating.When Yuuri Katsuki is twenty-two, he is supposed to die.
  • cover story by fan_nerd (@wbtrashking​) - Corporate roommates au.
  • fresh off the presses by fan_nerd (@wbtrashking) - Based on his book selections, Yuuri’s not sure if this regular is a horny pervert, a cop, or a nerd.Victor is weird and eccentric, and the bookkeeper is pretty sure that the man has never come in with his hair combed.
  • he meets me where i am by rire (@lotorlance​) - Something gold catches the light, drawing his attention. There’s a gold ring on Victor’s ring finger. “Ah,” Yuuri says, his heart giving a last squeeze, a futile reminder of the silly crush he once had. “Congratulations on your marriage,” he says, as cheerily as he can.In which Yuuri gets into an accident that wipes his memory of everything that happened after his first Grand Prix, Yurio and Victor help him retrace his journey, and Yuuri rediscovers himself along the way.
  • I see the universe in your eyes by fangirlandiknowit (@fangirlandiknowit101) - Space AU.
  • in the spaces between by sixpences (@thetwoguineabook) -  Yuuri’s life in St Petersburg is spread between four languages.
  • Instagram is Not an Ice Rink by ladanse (@bollywood-and-phoenix-feather​) - Phichit’s phone buzzes. christophe-gc has posted a new photo, it tells him. When he thumbs the screen, it brightens to reveal a shot of Christophe Giacometti, lounging on a bench, wearing nothing but a Speedo and his skates. greetings from your local king of selfies, says the caption.Phichit doesn’t actually know Chris - not personally. He has nothing to prove. But Phichit is also, categorically, a competitive little shit, and he knows he can do better.So it begins.
  • katsuki_fc by tetsurashian - Just because Yuuri isn’t big on social media, doesn’t mean his fans aren’t. (aka a social media fic)
  • Rival Reflections by aceklaviergavin (@aceyuurikatsuki) -  yurio keeps posters of yuuri to always fill him with anger
  • Stargazer by Fahye (@fahye) - royalty sports au in space.
  • Stupidly Happy With You by qwartooty (@qwartooty) -  in which Yurio means well, Viktor loses his cool, and Yuuri helps him find it
  • The Fundamentals of Caring by braveten (@braveten) - In which Yuuri is sick, and Viktor takes care of him.
  • the language of flowers by liliths - FLORIOGRAPHY — (noun) The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. Origin: Latin floris (flowers). In which Victor and Yuuri inspire each other through Victorian flower language. Alternate universe.
  • the merry-go-round of life by fireblazie (@fireblazie) - It is 1998, and Yuri is dead.—In which Yuri is a ghost, and Yuuri and Viktor are the grim reapers assigned to help him cross over before his soul fades away into nothingness.
  • the warmest part of winter by dadvans (@dadvans​) -  The wedding is in early February, right after Yuri comes home to Yuuri and Victor’s crumbling farmhouse in upstate New York from the European Championships with a gold medal around his neck. They’ve been in the process of restoring the dilapidated barn out back and turning it into a fully functional dance studio, and the fire marshall has finally approved it for occupation without fear of the whole thing coming down all at once and crushing a half dozen elite figure skaters to death at any given moment. Which is perfect, considering they’ve been planning on holding the reception in the barn, and finding a last minute venue would be a goddamn nightmare, especially since Victor has obsessively planned the entire event down to the last detail for the past six months.
  • Tous Les Chemins by Edgedancer (@radiantmists​) - A photo without context, a few careless words, an embellished article.Thus was born the idea, so patently false it would have fit better in a politician’s speech, that Yuuri hated Viktor. (Translation of shakeskp’s (silkmaken) fanfic in French)
  • Water’s Edge by Mhalachai (@mhalachai​) - For years, Yuuri had heard people say Viktor’s skating was otherworldly. He never thought they were being literal.
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Everybody else is coming up with new cats for Mutant Atsume. I decided to do something different, and so I came up with possible counterparts for the Neko Atsume food items. Thankfully, I managed to use only one pun.

As always, the idea for Mutant Atsume comes from @suprememeep’s subconscious. The images themselves were made using MS Paint, SAI, and WordPad. For my interpretations of Glunkus and Hobo, see here.

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Encrypted Marauder’s Map
For my cryptology course final I made the Marauder’s Map. I used maze construct theory to design the interior, and the variations of the interior, then scrambled the different versions on folding tabs so that unless they are folded in precisely the correct sequence of left or right the map is confusing and useless. The sequence for reavealing the correct map is the binary code for a hash function of “I solemnly swear that I am up to no good’.

College. Heh.

Keep it Professional Chp. 16 Sneak Peek…

So… I had every intention of posting a chapter over the weekend, but finishing up finals and moving home from school kinda forced me to shove writing to the side. There will be a new chapter posted this coming Sunday though, and I have a little sneak peek of it for you now to tide you over ;)

*some of this is likely to change slightly in the final version of the chapter*


“What is he doing?!” Felicity yelled at the television. “You can’t put something in the ice cream machine with less than five minutes left!” She pressed her face into his shoulder and mumbled, “I can’t watch this, this is too stressful.”

Chuckling, he pointed out, “You do realize it doesn’t affect your life in any way if he doesn’t get his dish plated?”

He found it amusing that she was more stressed out watching Chopped than she had been that week juggling exams in a few of her classes and meeting with new clients. It was late Saturday night and she had made it to the end of the marathon of a week, so they were enjoying their first chance to relax by eating take-out Thai food in her bed and watching chefs attempt to make the basket items of kumquats, cinnamon toast crunch cereal, wonton wrappers, and cream cheese into deserts.

She pulled away from his shoulder and pointed her chopsticks at him, “Hey, I’m invested here.”

Shaking his head in amusement, he set aside his empty carton and chopsticks and slung an arm around her shoulder while they finished their episode, watching the guy who attempted five-minute ice cream get chopped.

When she flipped the tv and the lamp on her bedside table off, leaving the room bathed in just the lights of the moon and the city at night streaming through her open window, she moved into his lap and smoothed her hands over his chest. Her nails were painted a bright pink and, even in the relative darkness, the color popped off of his gray t-shirt.

“I didn’t think this week was ever going to end. It’s weird because, even though we were together the whole time, I feel like I didn’t spend any time with you.” She tilted her head, “Does that even make sense?”

“Yeah,” he answered, catching one of her hands and tangling his fingers with hers. “You were busy— busier than usual. We weren’t home alone much, so I mostly had to be just your bodyguard.” He lifted their intertwined hands up to kiss her knuckles. “And you yelled at me to leave you alone while you were studying for your exams.”

“I did not yell,” she protested.

“Fine, you used your loud voice,” he amended teasingly.

“Because you were being distracting.”

Looking up at her innocently, he claimed, “I didn’t do anything.”

She narrowed her eyes, “You went for a run and then had the audacity to try and come make breakfast shirtless and sweaty while I was sitting at the counter reviewing—attempting to review, my cryptology notes. How was I not supposed to be distracted by that view?”

He grinned at her admission, “Well you aced that exam, so all is forgiven, right?”

“I suppose I can put it behind us,” she replied faux-seriously, her eyes sparkling as she leaned in to give him a kiss.


and…. you’ll get to read what happens next on Sunday :)

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My copy of Jim’s Journal, the Treasure Planet junior novel just came in, and it’s FANTASTIC for a kids book. Here’s every other line some little key points that caught my attention for anyone curious. There’s a few canon movie contradictions in it, so whether you consider it canon or not is up for debate, but it’s basically a quarter inch thick essay on Treasure Planet details.

  • The dates on this thing make no sense. Jim gets the map on “02.0-106.00″ and gets home on “029.0-028.50″. I have no idea how high these numbers scale or the scope of it. 
  • Jim is an AMAZING artist. (Here’s some of my favorite examples) He regularly draws very detailed pictures of moments in time, as well as scenery pictures that includes himself. New headcanon. It can be argued pretty seriously that Jim has an Eidetic memory, and GREAT visual memory, which makes sense with how well he picks up new skills with a little example.
  • Jim beats the best solar surfer on Montressor (Ray Quandree) in a race a bit before the movie
  • The little frog girl that eats the spoonful of Delbert’s food at the beginning of the movie is named Angela Legintoe, her species is called Loppytonians (in other media, they are Benbonians) and she tends to spill her Zirellian jellyworms on the table. Jim hates cleaning it up.
  • An entire two pages of solar surfing lingo
  • Jim has mixed feelings about his father. When an old spacer that used to work with the old man show up and tell stories, Jim is all about hearing them. He just doesn’t want to talk about the old man.
  • Jim accidentally breaks a whole tray of plates when exhausted and feels so bad about it he spends all night trying to glue them back together to make his mom feel better (MY HEART)
  • The Armada is repeatably referred to as “The Queen’s Armada”. Space has a queen.
  • The Solar surfing Galactic Grand Prix takes place on Crescentia.
  • Apparently Doppler studied “Modern spheroid cryptology” in his undergrad days and was totally stumped by the map
  • Jim’s mom gave him a huge list of stuff to pack, of which he only took “5 T-shirts”, “6 pairs underwear and socks”, and “toothbrush and toothpaste”
  • the most interesting things he crossed off on taking were “Royal Galactic Passport”, “System Health Services Immunization Form”, and “Solarium Crystals”
  • Doppler’s space suit is about 100 years out of style. (OH MY GOD)
  • For those of us who know nothing about boats, the Legacy is apparently a solar Galleon
  • Captain Amelia battled with the Procyan Armada
  • Jim was actually terrified during the fight with Scroop, to the point of shaking. Silver saving him was a huge deal for him.
  • Scroop is the Rigger in charge and was good friends with Oxy and Moron  (the torso and head tentacle guy). The other riggers are Greedy, Dogbreath (”Brush your teeth, my friend!”, and actual quote from Jim), and Birdbrain Mary. The ships gunner (the guy with huge thighs who shoots down the escape ship) is named Meltdown, and he’s also the mechanic. The Ropers are named Hands, Pigors, Aquanoggin, and Schwartzkopf. 
  • Jim get’s etherium sickness when it gets a little rough (like seasickness), and regrets tossing the medicine his mother packed for him
  • Jim admires Amelia’s abilities as a captain.
  • Amelia once almost single-handedly saved seven ships during a battle, and was the youngest spacer to ever be made captain.
  • There was a Kattindog (HA oh my god, please tell me that’s her species name) Quasar War 15 years before the movie, and Amelia was awarded the Green Badge of Honor for her deeds
  • Silver tells bad pirate jokes to pass time.   
  • Jim thinks They Are Hilarious. I am 100% serious, it’s the highlight of his day.
  • Jim’s duties include scrubbing the astrobarnicals from the keel, swabbing both decks, organizing the food stores, cleaning the crow’s nest, bathrooms, and oven, helping with food prep, refilling all water containers, checking all ropes and lines, and making one cafe lattoid for Captain Amelia each morning, delivered at 7am sharp
  • There’s a recipe for Bonzabeast Stew that Silver wrote down for him and he just taped it into the journal the dork. The recipe is full of sailing puns
  • you need one whole bonzabeast and it has to be defuzzed first.
  • make sure to include all 12 eyeballs for flavor
  • A bit of movie contradiction. The scene from “I’m still here” where Silver is showing Jim how to tie knots is different. Here, Silver took him up to the crows nest to surprise Jim. They watched a close by planet (Saxonite, which has huge rings) pass by, and Silver teaches him knots to pass the time. Jim was SUPER into it and it takes up like SIX WHOLE pages of this 50 page thing
  • Silver teaches Jim an old spacer song. It’s really morbid
  • Jim suspected that Amelia and Doppler had a thing for each other before Arrow even died. 
  • Jim’s not only betrayed by Silver’s mutiny. He’s positive Silver knew about Jim’s connection to the map and was using him all along
  • Jim’s thought processed about Silver after the mutiny is HEARTBREAKING
  • Like a good section of this book is Jim zigzagging between beating himself up over being fooled and being mad at Silver and it hurts
  • Jim’s reasoning for not going with Silver is “If there’s one thing I learned from that bucket of bolts, it’s that I have to chart my own course” and now i’m crying
  • Another canon contradiction, Amelia doesn’t tell him about her recommendation to the Astro Academy until after they land.
  • Amelia’s wounds were bad enough that she had to go to the hospital overnight
  • Jim. Is. A. Sap. 
  • Seriously “It never would have happened if it weren’t for that old pirate who helped me find the real treasure - the one inside of myself!”
  • Amelia graduated from the academy in 005

Language of Flowers: Carry On edit - Tyrannus Basilton Grimm- Pitch


     The language of flowers, sometimes called floriography, is a means of cryptological communication through the use or arrangement of flowers. … Armed with floral dictionaries, Victorians often exchanged small “talking bouquets,” called nosegays or tussie-mussies, which could be worn or carried as a fashion accessory.


       Red Carnation- My Heart aches for you

       Monkshood- Beware, a deadly foe is near

       Tiger Lily- Wealth, Pride